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NAC chartered flight carrying bodies from Kabul lands in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU — Mortal remains of 12 Nepalis, who were killed in Kabul suicide attack on Monday, arrived in Nepal on Wednesday.

Nepal Airlines chartered flight with bodies of the victims and 24 Nepalis transported from Afghanistan has arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport.

The government this morning had sent a special aircraft of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to Kabul to bring the bodies back home.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet and Minister for Labor, Deepak Bohara have reached the airport to receive the bodies.

The kin of victims have already reached the TIA after hearing that the bodies of their family members are being brought in a special chartered flight.

Government had decided to send a chartered flight as the bodies have to be brought in Kabul International Airport via three connecting flights.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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